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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the author say about the misery of African Americans in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) It is lessened.
(b) It is doubled.
(c) They are bound to it.
(d) It cannot be helped.

2. Finish the quotation. "We cannot be free until they __________."
(a) Understand.
(b) Are accepting.
(c) Are free.
(d) Respect.

3. In section two, part one, the author comments on the loss of a full experience. What does he attribute this loss to?
(a) Embracing Christianity.
(b) Letting fear in his heart.
(c) The oppression of others.
(d) Turning away from Christianity.

4. "Take up the white man's burden" is a quotation from?
(a) A poem by Kipling.
(b) Lyrics from a slave hymn.
(c) A poem by Tolstoy.
(d) A poem by a black poet.

5. What are the two key elements of the letter in section one?
(a) Anger and love.
(b) Bitterness and resentment.
(c) Love and hate.
(d) Anger and rage.

6. In the author's mind, being "saved" is a release from _______.
(a) Hedonism.
(b) Sexual desires.
(c) Guilt over being black.
(d) Sin.

7. What is the goal of the Nation of Islam?
(a) Condemnation of white people.
(b) Equality.
(c) A world of peace.
(d) True understanding of the self.

8. To whom is the letter addressed in the first section?
(a) The author's father.
(b) The author's nephew.
(c) To all black men.
(d) The the author's grandchildren.

9. Which family member does the author describe as a positive, universal image?
(a) His father.
(b) Elijah Muhammad.
(c) His brother.
(d) His grandmother.

10. What other religion does the author draw a parallel with Christianity?
(a) Atheism.
(b) Hindu.
(c) Islam.
(d) Judaism.

11. Where does the author claim to first see members of the Nation of Islam preaching?
(a) Outside his home.
(b) Outside his church.
(c) On the street.
(d) In college.

12. According to the Nation of Islam, white people are __________'s creation.
(a) Allah.
(b) Muhammad.
(c) The devil.
(d) God.

13. The author states that, when confronted with black people, white people react in a response to which emotion?
(a) Anger.
(b) Hate.
(c) Respect.
(d) Fear.

14. In what city do most of the author's childhood and teen years take place?
(a) Chicago.
(b) Detroit.
(c) New York City.
(d) Harlem.

15. The author encourages his African American male audience to meet challenges with ________ and __________.
(a) Love and Respect.
(b) Respect and Care.
(c) Compassion and love.
(d) Compassion and Caution.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does the author encounter during his first visit to the Christian church?

2. In section two, part one, the author comments on the loss on the full experience of what?

3. The author makes the claim that nothing can arouse him joyfully at the various manifestations of _________________.

4. What can compassion be used to combat?

5. Of what nationality is the book's author?

(see the answer keys)

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